French film 3 Hearts now showing at Cinema Nouveau

15:50 PM (14 Hours ago) Entertainment
Three films that performed particularly well at the recent European Film Festival (EUFF), hosted by Cinema Nouveau, will be afforded a wider release over the next few months.

A new twist on reality romance on Mzansi Magic's Date My Family

15:42 PM (14 Hours ago) Media News
Following the success of the ultra-popular Our Perfect Wedding and the spin-off My Perfect Proposal, DStv’s Mzansi Magic is fast becoming the place to go for romance themed reality. On Sunday, 24 May at 20:00, the channel is once again looking to strike ratings gold when it launches the fun and fresh reality series Date My Family.

Even more skateboards given out at Skateboarding for Hope event

15:21 PM (14 Hours ago) Publicity News
Skateboarding for Hope, presented by Vans, at I2B Skatepark in Somerset West brought out over 60 of the area’s top skaters for a shot at their share of the R5000 prize purse and a chance at a wildcard entry to the TopGrom and KDC SA Championships taking place this October Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 in Kimberley at Kimberley Diamond Cup.

BBC reaches 308 million weekly global audience

15:14 PM (14 Hours ago) Media News
New figures unveiled on Thursday, 21 May 2015 show the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people. This represents the combined measured reach of international BBC content – both news and entertainment – for the year 2014/15 and is the first time this figure has ever been measured in this way.

BP ventures into directional signage on mall parking booms

15:02 PM (15 Hours ago) Advertising News
A new advertiser to the mall space, petroleum brand BP has entrusted a portion of its OOH advertising budget to Primedia Unlimited’s Primall Media by cleverly directing consumers to a filling station close by.

Standard Bank extends 16 year partnership with Joy of Jazz festival

14:32 PM (15 Hours ago) Entertainment
Standard Bank has renewed its commitment to jazz by signing a new three year sponsorship agreement with Africa’s premier jazz festival Joy Of Jazz; extending its 16 year relationship with the festival.

IAB SA and Relationship Radar partner together to address digital issues

13:58 PM (16 Hours ago) Advertising News
IAB SA’s latest partnership with Relationship Radar illustrates that the promotion of the digital industry in South Africa begins with something as simple and non-technical as relationships.

The MOST Awards branch out into Africa

13:50 PM (16 Hours ago) Awards
The annual MOST Awards, hosted annually by Wag the Dog Publishers, are branching out into Africa and launching two new awards. In line with its established format, The MOST Africa Award will firstly recognise and rank South African based media that plan and buy media in Africa.

Market Theatre to host 7th ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships

13:34 PM (16 Hours ago) Awards
The internationally renowned Market Theatre is set to host the 7th annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships awards for the first time this year.

Heart FM Sport kicks it up a notch with Feinberg on Football

13:24 PM (16 Hours ago) Media News
Football. That’s all it’s about. Feinberg on Football is a high-pace, heavyweight look at the English Premier League on Heart FM every Wednesday at 15:30. Expect to hear the voices of coaches, players, and administrators – as well as live crossings to the gorgeous, football-obsessed Sophie Rose in London.

DJ Sabby: The Best Thing Ever

11:52 AM (18 Hours ago) In Focus

Choosing ‘The Best Thing Ever’ as your media moniker may seem a bit pompous, but if you’ve got the stats to back it up, then no harm no foul, right? And with over 22 000 followers on Twitter, Yfm’s DJ Sabby definitely has the fan base to support him.

Ads24’s mass market reach is more than just a number

11:38 AM (18 Hours ago) Advertising News
The mass market accounts for two out of three consumers or 64% of the population and is significant because of its sheer size. The mass market offers opportunities to marketers, because the ‘ownership’ levels are not yet not saturated, in other words this market offers scope in which to grow.

Come Dine With Me: Supersized series 8 on BBC Lifestyle

11:04 AM (19 Hours ago) Media News
Five total strangers take turns hosting the ultimate dinner party for their fellow contestants who give points for the night based on the food and atmosphere on Come Dine With Me: Supersized.

Nuclear energy in Africa investigated on Special Assignment

9:45 AM (20 Hours ago) Entertainment

Special Assignment has announced the airing of Atomic Africa, an internationally produced documentary by Java Films, which investigates whether nuclear energy is an appropriate response to the continent’s energy crisis.

 

Vote and win a VIP experience to the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

9:39 AM (20 Hours ago) Awards
South Africa’s longest-running comedy awards event, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards, honours registered comedians across nine categories. The Savanna Audience Choice Award is the only category that’s open to public vote. That means you decide who will win and take home the coveted Waldo statuette.

To celebrate 21 years, Net#work BBDO’s Mike Schalit wants to give back

8:38 AM (21 Hours ago) Advertising News
As the first ad agency born into the new South Africa, Net#work BBDO has served as a creative incubator for the country’s current and future creative leadership. To ring in the milestone, co-founder Mike Schalit has invited 21 of these extraordinary creative minds to join him in forming the #21CD Creative Leadership Foundation.

Africa is in need of sustainable agricultural production

7:44 AM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News
Africa is in dire need of transforming its agricultural sector. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, agricultural production needs to increase 60% by 2050 to keep up with the expected demand for food.

Cape Town celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

7:12 AM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News
Friday, 22 May, is International Day for Biological Diversity – a time for the City of Cape Town to reflect on its globally important and unique biodiversity, and acknowledge its partners and residents who work tirelessly with the City to ensure that this irreplaceable asset is managed and utilised in a responsible manner.

Fogg Experiential Design: Digital with a purpose

20:52 PM (Yesterday) In Focus
Digital has transformed advertising as we know it. It has also had a profound effect on both marketing and consumer behaviour. And yet, there is still so much we need to learn. One fact that everyone should know, though, is this: it is not just a medium. Digital is in fact a business strategy.

Go Inside the Dark Web with BBC Knowledge

16:19 PM (Yesterday) Media News
The 'Dark Web' is a secret online space that allows users complete anonymity. As online surveillance increases, this virtual world has grown in popularity.

Tree63 announces tour dates

15:43 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
In association with AMP’D Entertainment and the Zambia Project, Tree63 are proud to announce the dates for their South African Land album launch tour.

AKA, Khuli Chana and Tumi Molekane to judge The Hustle talent show

15:32 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Award-winning South African superstars AKA, Khuli Chana and Tumi Molekane will be looking for Mzansi’s newest hip hop sensation when Vuzu AMP’s hot talent search The Hustle kicks off on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 at 19:30 on Vuzu AMP, channel 114 on DStv.

Finalists for Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards announced

14:56 PM (Yesterday) Awards
The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in South African journalism.

Carte Blanche investigates trucking company insurance scams

14:17 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 24 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigates un-roadworthy trucks, political interference, corruption in the courts and meets an astounding athlete.

Food security discussed at Dialogue Day

14:03 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News

Several different Joburg high schools attended the Generation Earth Dialogue Day, where young green minds where inspired to engage in the conversation around Food Security. 


Getting to know Rust Co-Operative's Phillip Rademeyer

14:03 PM (Yesterday) Interviews
Philip Rademeyer is the writer and director of Ashes, which will be showing at the Alexander Bar Theatre from Thursday, 4 to Saturday, 20 June.

Tafel Lager uses big data for over 3.5 million entries

13:57 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Techsys Digital ran the latest Tafel Lager campaign on their smart mobile system which employs big data to maximise campaign performance. The campaign outperformed the brand’s targets, attaining 3.5 million entries in two months and contributing to a significant volume uplift over the campaign period.

Mayhem at the Goodman's Friday Night Dinner table

13:49 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, the award-winning hit comedy, Friday Night Dinner, is back for a third series of mayhem at the gloriously idiosyncratic Goodman family’s traditional Friday night dinner.

How to grow your Facebook following

12:49 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Setting up a Facebook account for your brand is easy. However, it’s growing a community of ‘likers’ that takes time and effort.

Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town wins PEP South Africa’s digital business

11:53 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Ogilvy & Mather business units OgilvyOne, Gloo, Neo and Strike Media worked together to deliver the integrated creative approach and digital media strategy which answered the client’s need to drive price perception and incremental sales through digital channels.

AutoTrader appoints Liquorice as its creative social media agency

11:34 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company and a leading digital agencies, has been appointed as AutoTrader’s creative social media agency in South Africa. AutoTrader is South Africa’s trusted motoring marketplace, acting as a matchmaker, bringing buyers and sellers of vehicles together, while giving dealers valuable intelligence on buyer shopping behaviour.

ABC figures show Caxton magazine stats are soaring

11:04 AM (Yesterday) Media News

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa released its consumer magazine statistics for the period of January to March 2015. Three of Caxton’s monthly magazines, Rooi Rose, BONA and Woman and Home, are in the top five selling local lifestyle monthlies.

 

The Willowton Group donates four mobile libraries to Durban school

10:42 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
For children to have any chance at improving their literacy, furthering their education and essentially advancing their place in this world, access to books is paramount. This is something that Willowton Group - South Africa’s largest sunflower seed crusher and a leading competitor in the FMCG market understands wholeheartedly.

Boundary Buddy welcomes new staff

10:41 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move

Boundary Buddy has welcomed two new sales members to their Cape Town office. Robyn Correia is the newly appointed sales co-ordinator and Jessica Maritz joins the team as sales representative.

Two awards for uShaka Marine World

10:28 AM (Yesterday) Awards

uShaka Marine World has been voted the ‘Top Choice 2015’ by www.lianorg.com, a tourist information website that offers travel information to Asian tourists. uShaka was also voted the third best entertainment destination by Sunday Times Generation Next. 

 

#PrivateBarrelCo trends in celebration of World Whisky Day

10:15 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
World Whisky Day, celebrated on Saturday, 16 May, was a global celebration of whisky which saw hundreds of thousands of people across seven continents and 40 countries raise a glass to this distinctive dram.

Entries open for SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards

9:55 AM (Yesterday) Awards

The SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards 2015 has been opened for entry and all entrepreneurs and innovators with products and services that help the less fortunate are invited to participate. The competition carries a first prize of R1-million.  

 

BBC World News’ Yalda Hakim travels to Nepal to meet earthquake survivors

9:51 AM (Yesterday) Media News
More than 8500 people died in the two major earthquakes which hit Nepal in the past four weeks. The UN estimates almost three million people are still living in the open. For Nepalis in poor, remote mountain villages the challenge of rebuilding their homes, and their lives, is immense.

Carte Blanche wins big at Journalist of the Year Awards

8:42 AM (Yesterday) Awards

South Africa’s best news stories were celebrated recently at The National Press Club – North-West University Journalist of the Year 2014 Awards ceremony, and M-Net’s Carte Blanche scooped up three awards for their work in journalism.

Alone to premiere on HISTORY channel in June

8:37 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Premiering as a synchronised worldwide TV event in more than 200 territories across the globe, Alone is one of the boldest and most candid survival experiments ever attempted for television and the ultimate test of man’s will to survive. Alone premieres on Wednesday, 24 June at 20:55 on HISTORY, channel 186 on DStv.

Openfield appointed to manage the PR for the Blitzboks

8:04 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Openfield has been appointed by SARU to manage and implement the PR for the Blitzboks for the upcoming HSBC World Sevens Series 2015/16 and the Road to Rio for the Olympics.

Modise Makhene joins Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa

7:55 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Modise Makhene has been appointed as a principal at Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa. He brings extensive business development and client relationship management experience. 

Wayne Zwiers appointed to strengthen iProspect’s performance in SSA

7:46 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
iProspect’s newest senior management member, Wayne Zwiers has been appointed managing director of the Johannesburg team. Zwiers comes on-board the iProspect team from Basetwo (Aqua, Wunderman Group) where his talent in the digital sphere took him from digital client service director to managing partner.

TWBA Hunt Lascaris Durban turns to Greatstock in the hunt for a new art director

7:25 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
When TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban went on the hunt for a new art director, they began the search directly in the space where they knew top art directors would be found – searching for visual inspiration on Greatstock.co.za.

Rust Co-Operative's Ashes to show at Alexander Upstairs Theatre

15:53 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Presented by the award-winning Rust Co-Operative, Ashes is a hard-hitting two-hander chronicling the life of a young gay man through the eyes of six characters. It explores his small-town upbringing, his entrance into adulthood and the excitement and thrill of first love.

Disney Channel South Africa to produce first ever local show

15:38 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Disney Channel South Africa has joined forces with one of the country’s most popular youth television presenter’s, Ivana Morailane, for its first ever local lifestyle show, I Love Violetta.

Sony Max airs Jackass 2.5

15:04 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Sony Max, channel 128 on DStv, is airing the hilarious Jackass 2.5 on Saturday, 30 May at 22:00.

Techsys delivers on stylish new website for Sterns

14:41 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Techsys was tasked with crafting a stylish new website for the Sterns brand that would showcase their beautifully designed jewellery, educate consumers about the brand and display promotional offerings when applicable.

50/50 visits a three-legged sable

14:24 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment

On Sunday, 24 May, at 17:30, episode 27 of season 6 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode takes a look at prosthesis for a three-legged sable, the marine life in the Durban harbour, rhino surgery, the nature of elephants and plans to save the Coastal hairy-footed gerbil.

Graffiti sponsors Put Foot Rally

14:04 PM (2 Days ago) Advertising News

Graffiti will sponsor the official Put Foot Rally which will hit the road between Monday, 15 June and Thursday, 2 July. More than just a rally, and often referred to as the greatest social rally on earth, the road trip is a charity drive and involves shoe drops along the way. 

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